Everything Gen Alpha has already ruined according to the New Yorker; Miu Miu's SS22 skirt set (you know the one) is the main character; grandpacore has always been here — it's just called dressing well; and Jake Gyllenhaal is the next great American philosopher.
BELLA HADID’S SLICKED-BACK HAIR LOOK HAS INSPIRED THE #OLAPLEXBUN TREND ON TIKTOK, nylon
I’ve been thinking about Olaplex and its success a lot because of this piece, and this “trend” is a testament to the product’s brilliance. (Neither here nor there, but I once pretty embarrassingly went to the store with an Olaplex mask in my hair — multitasking, baby! — and I’ve never received more compliments on my hair.)
I’M A FORMER STRIPPER RUNNING FOR CONGRESS. I REFUSE TO BE ASHAMED., huffpost
I don’t like to include hot takes or op-eds here, but this is so thoroughly Gen Z (though she’s technically a millennial cusper) that I just I couldn’t skip it. We’re going to see more and more of this public reinvention as Gen Z grows up.
PAYING FOR IT: THIS 29-YEAR-OLD SAYS BUY NOW, PAY LATER EXACERBATES HER ADHD, r29
I think a lot (too much) about the repercussions of BNPLs, and as someone who does a ton of ADD-spurred e-commerce scrolling / online shopping, this worries me!
THESE CLASSES ARE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES, AND THAT’S A GOOD THING, time
In the past two years, college death classes have become one of the most available and affordable options that some students have to deal with their grief.
15-YEAR-OLD GIRL KILLS HERSELF WITH AN UZI TRYING TO RECORD A TIKTOK VIDEO, vice
Absolutely terrible, if not entirely surprising.
‘I FEEL FREE WHEN I RUN’: THE YOUNG WOMEN ENJOYING A SENSE OF FREEDOM IN IRAQ, guardian
A little the-youngs-are-OK optimism* for your day.
*I mean, kind of. Stuff is just not good anywhere right now.
One last thought: